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of congress, including senator patrick leahy of vermont. >> i want to know if -- whether it's n.s.a. or anybody else that's made a mistake, we ought to know that. if they're tapping into people's telephones where they have no right to, we ought to know that. >> reporter: almost 20 billions are already pending in congress to limit the surveillance program, to protect american calls and e-mails, and to ins the n.s.a. reports to
fisa court, ordered the agency to destroy. the n.s.a. argues that the number of privacy violations is tiny compared to the 20 million data searches done every month in the hunt for terrorists. n.s.a. compliance director john delong told reporters by phone: t mistakes are routinely disclosed to the fisa court, to the justice department and to congress. >> .
government? in what way? >> reporter: i hear you clearly. you're saying whatever the n.s.a. is doing is okay with me. >> it's great. it's essential. by the way president obama thinks it's essential. it's essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes that we just had in boston. it's absolutely essential. >> reporter: at what point would be it be alarming for you in terms of government surveillance?
. the new revelation is an n.s.a. internal audit that shows that the agency is occasionally snooping on phone calls and e-mails of american citizens. no doubt this story will disappoint the president who said this to reassure americans last week. >> all the stories that have been written, what you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's e-mails. what you're hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused. now, part of the reason they're not abused is because these checks are in place and those abuses would be against the law. >> pelley: while checks are in place, it turns out mistakes are made. wyatt andrews, now, with the n.s.a. audit just made public. >> reporter: in the audit, the n.s.a. admitted improperly collecting records on americans almost 2, 800 times in the year ending march 30, 2012, the n.s.a. says most but not all of the unauthorized surveillance was unintentional and due to human error, such as typing mistakes, but most of those mistakes resulted in th
had more questions than ever and when the head of the n.s.a. spoke to a cyber security conference he gotten a enexpected reaction from just underlined the growing skepticism about the agency's methods. here's homeland security bobrespondent bob orr. >> how do we defend this country? >> reporter: as n.s.a. chief .eith alexander was defending nge government's data collection ollectms at a cyber security conference in las vegas, he was egasrrupted by hecklers. interrupted by hecklers. >> i haven't lied to congress. >> reporter: intelligence officials are also feeling pressure from a skeptical congress. democrat patrick leahy is the chairman of the senate judiciary committee. >> so what's going to be next? when is enough enough? i think congress has to carefully consider the powerful surveillance tools that we grant to the government. >> reporter: to ease some of the fears, the obama administration today declassified three top- secret documents detailing the n.s.a.'s mass collection of u.s. phone records. a surveillance program first revealed by edward snowden. this is the april, 2013, o
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is at the courthouse. bob orr on russia granting asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. major garrett has white house reaction. that cyclospora outbreak has made hundreds sick, but where is it coming from? >> i don't know what to buy. i don't where to go eat. >> schieffer: dr. jon lapook has the latest on the investigation. and this was a six-year-old when he came to america. this is him now. elaine quijano on how an afghan boy got his childhood back. uijaw captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" wi >> schieffer: good evening. scott's on assignment. i'm bob schieffer. three young women were held captive for a decade in a dilapidated cleveland house where they were repeatedly raped and abused. but ariel castro, the man who pleaded guilty to the crime, said today it was everybody's fault but his and claimed the women were actually happy. judge michael russo was not convinced. he sentenced castro to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. dean reynolds is at the courthouse. >> reporter: a shackled ariel castro scanned the cour
stories based on the national security agency documents leaked by n.s.a. contractor edward snowden vowed today to publish new revelations about britain's espionage system. because british police detained his companion, david miranda, at london's heathrow airport and questioned him for nine hours. greenwald implied he knew many secrets about british intelligence and said authorities would regret detaining his partner. a cbs news correspondent john miller who is a former assistant director of the f.b.i. is on the case for us. john, what do you make of this? >> well, one question was did the brits do this on their own or were they acting on behalf of the united states and the white house acknowledged today that they were given advance word that this stop was going to happen. in another way, bob, it almost doesn't matter. you have to understand the way that u.s. intelligence and british intelligence work together. particularly the n.s.a. and their counterpart in great britain, the g.c.h.q. it's almost seamless. they have a morning conference call. they divide up the tarring hes, they work on
. it was another leak of stolen documents by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that revealed top secret telephone and internet surveillance programs. and today, the n.s.a. tried to clear the air by declassifying a secret court opinion showing how it unlawfully scooped up as many as 56,000 e-mails and other communications of people in the united states between 2008 and 2011. n.s.a. officials say the americans were not deliberately targeted. they say technical issues were to blame and new safeguards were put in place. we know more tonight about the gunman who terrorized an elementary school in decatur, georgia, yesterday-- michael brandon hill. fortunately, no one was injured. the 911 tapes were released today. on them, you will hear school bookkeeper antoinette tufs. here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: suspect michael brandon hill took this photo of himself holding what police believe is the same ak-47 that he sneaked in to the elementary school yesterday afternoon. in the main office, the 20-year- old confronted a school employee who called 911. you can hear hill giving orders to polic
of the so-called black budget which was leaked by the fugitive former n.s.a. computer technician edward snowden. it shows that the budget in its entirety tops $52 billion a year with the biggest share-- more than $14 billion-- going to the c.i.a. our john miller is a former assistant deputy director of national intelligence. john, what did you find in terms of surprises in the budget? >> it was full of tantalizing facts-- some of which i knew because i used to go through this budget. but i think if you're going to pull out the special moments, one, there's the irony which is that the n.s.a. had a budget justification in there to look at 4,000 intelligence officers who they felt might be the insider threat. in other words, a potential security risk who might, i don't know, leak a document like edward snowden. so they certainly seem to have a point there. two, that the n.s.a. and c.i.a. were working on a large program jointly together about offensive cyber attacks against our adversaries since we hear a lot of discussion about cyber attacks against us. and, third, and probably most import
putin, payback for giving asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. major garrett on the strained relations. u.s. drones take out more suspected terrorists in yemen as s e government there claims it has stopped planned attacks by al qaeda. bob orr has the latest. lalospora makes still more americans sick. dr. jon lapook reports the outbreak has exposed a gap in the technology needed to trace the source of dangerous diseases. and anthony mason with the man who had the right stuff to chronicle the civil rights movement. >> i was skinny, i was quick, i was fast. the cops couldn't catch me. . captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> o'donnell: good evening. scott is on assignment, i'm irah o'donnell. it's not a return to the cold br, but there is a distinct still tonight in relations between the united states and russia. sesident obama today scrapped plans for a one-on-one meeting gith president putin in moscow mxt month. the white house cited a lack of progress on critical issues. but the last straw was putin's decision
the nation" bob's guest include peter king from the house intelligence committee as well as former n.s.a. director michael hayden. a wildfire in the mountains east of los angeles continues to burn out of control tonight. firefighters were very surprised at how quickly it spread in just two days. they're attacking it from the ground and the air tonight but it's still just 25% contained. 16,000 acres have burned. ben tracy is in twin pines, california. ben? >> reporter: jeff, nearly 450 homes have been threatened by this fire. this is one of the 26 that burned down. it's hard to believe this was ever really a house or that this perhaps was the family car. now, these massive wildfires are happening more often out here in the west and when they do they're more destructive than ever. the silver fire is still lurking in the mountains near palm springs. 1, 600 firefighters are working the fire lines. >> it's not over. it's going to be a very long, hot summer. >> reporter: julie hutchinson is a cal fire battalion chief. >> this year has been amazing. since may first we have been fighting fire al
snowden, the n.s.a. leaker. and it represents the latest failure in mr. own's long-stated goal of rebooting u.s./russian relations. major garrett is at the white house. major? >> reporter: norah, before killing the summit, president obama asked the state department and department if anything could be achieved with president putin on arms control, missile defense, syria or human rights. across the board the answer came back no. as one top presidential advisor told us "nothing added up, and we weren't going to have a summit for the sake of appearances." president obama did not announce his intention to cancel the summit on the "tonight show," but he left plenty of hints. >> there have been times where they slip back into cold war rhinking and a cold-war mentality and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past and we've got to think about the future and there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to cooperate more effectively than we. do. >> reporter: putin's return to power has ended cooperation on nuclear arms reduction and reignited host
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